AJHL Vice President Fran Gow presented Tanner Jaillet of the Fort McMurray Oil Barons with the Top Goaltender Award during a pre-game ceremony on March 6th.
Top Goaltender – Friends of Alberta Junior Hockey League Trophy
Tanner Jaillet of the Fort McMurray Oil Barons is the winner of the 2013-2014 Top Goaltender Award and recipient of the Friends of Alberta Junior Hockey League Trophy. The Top Goaltender Award is awarded to the goalie who demonstrated the greatest ability in his position throughout the season as voted on by the league’s General Managers and Coaches.
Tanner Jaillet opened the 2013-2014 season with 10 consecutive wins, and 13 games without a regulation loss. He is tied for 1st overall with a .933 save percentage and 2nd amongst all league goaltenders with a 2.01 GAA. Jaillet has recorded a league leading 6 shutouts and is 29-9-3 in the regular season.
Jaillet (Red Deer, AB) was selected as the Pro Hockey Life Player of the Game nine times in the regular season. Jaillet also received the honour of Alberta Dodge Dealers AJHL Player of the Month and the Canalta Hotels AJHL Player of the Week in September 2013. The Canadian Junior Hockey League selected Jaillet as the 1st Star of the Month for September 2013 in recognition of the goaltender’s remarkable start to the season. Tanner was also a finalist for the 2013-2014 AJHL MVP Award.
The 20 year old goaltender is in his third season with the Fort McMurray Oil Barons and has committed to the University of Denver. Jaillet becomes the fifth Oil Barons goaltender to receive the Top Goaltender Award.
• 2013-2014 Award Finalists: Kenny Cameron, Spruce Grove Saints; Ryan Ferguson, Canmore Eagles; Jared D'Amico, Okotoks Oilers
• 2012-2013 Award Winner: Nick Kulmanovsky, Grande Prairie Storm